Lisa and David had a traditional yet unconventional Jewish wedding this past fall at The Swan Club, a gorgeous venue in Long Island, New York. The couple paid extra special attention to the intricate details of their wedding which made the event uniquely theirs. Exo Photography captured the whole day in pictures, lucky for us!
Here at mazelmoments, we focus on all kinds of celebrations. In the spirit of “first comes love, then comes marriage…”, Kveller makes a great companion to our site, and is one of our absolute favorites! Focused on Jewish parenting, Kveller features everything from Jewish holiday traditions to baby names, and perhaps most importantly, how to deal with any of these things in an interfaith marriage. Kveller recently launched a series entitled “Up Close” which focuses on just that. Real people, real faith(s), real challenges and real solutions.
Interactive Entertainment Places in NY, NJ and CT
If you’re planning a bar mitzvah or party for the sports-lover in your life, the obvious suggestion is to theme the event around that sport! But for a truly unique, memorable and FUN reception, why not host it at a venue that has sports and activities?! There are tons of interactive venues in the tri-state area, perfect for hosting your next sports soiree!
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Classic Car Club, New York
For the car lover, venues don’t come cooler than the Classic Car Club. High ceilings, white columns and shiny black floors provide the backdrop for some of the most amazing vintage cars you’ve ever seen. Take your pick for what and how you want to display, and the team at the CCC will plan around it. READ MORE ......
If ever a wedding blended rustic charm with chic elegance, it was this one! Planner Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime described the Jewish Interfaith wedding, filled with green and organic elements, as one of her favorites. We are so happy Tory Williams Photography captured the whole event for us!
Married at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, NY, Jenna and Michael incorporated natural details and organic materials into their charming wedding reception. READ MORE ......
Celebrity Planner Colin Cowie once said,“The saying ‘it’s all about lighting’, is 100 percent true.” And Colin Cowie was 100% right!
Uplighting can change a JCC basement to a dazzling space, and a generic catering hall to a lush ballroom. Whether you’re planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16 or other special event, event lighting should not be overlooked. So let’s dive right in to the basics! Thanks to Daniela Grafman from Vision Entertainment Group for sharing her tips from years of experience!
Before & After Photo from Vision Entertainment Group
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We at Mazelmoments believe in celebrating anything and everything, and no occasion is too big or too small! We recently became privy to a birthday party photographed by BellaChic Luxe Photography and were instantly drawn to the gorgeous centerpieces! We’ve touted our love for topiary centerpieces before, and this party, designed by Lenee’ Valentine, was no exception.
Chicago-based couple Diana and Nick celebrated a traditional Jewish wedding last summer in their hometown. A friend of Diana’s brother, Michael of Michael Novo Photography, flew with the couple to Mexico for a destination engagement shoot, and also photographed their big day.
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Planning Interfaith & Intercultural Jewish Weddings
A wedding is a blending of lives. For couple’s of different faiths or cultures, planning a wedding can require a bit more thought and sensitivity. Your choice of officiant, venue, ceremony structure and language is essentially how you show the world how your lives, beliefs and traditions will join and interact. With a bit of creativity, it can be a great way of reflecting your and your fiancé’s beliefs and backgrounds.
Our goal for this interfaith wedding guide is to inspire you with ways to showcase the beautiful customs of different cultures and embrace the similarities as well. We’d love to add your feedback! If there’s anything we missed, please let us know.
Special Thanks to The Following Contributors:
Cantor Kerry-Ben David, Cantor Ronald Broden, Rabbi Richard Winer, Chad David Kraus Photography, Daniel Sroka of Modern Ketubah, Corinne Soikin Strauss of The Artist’s Studio, Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, Stefanie Caplan of theketubah.com
Have a question about your interfaith wedding? Contact us for advice from our panel of experts!
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Top 7 Examples of Chuppahs Inspired by Ketubahs
Your ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is truly a work of art that reflects you and your fiance’s style and artistic taste. With so much effort being put into choosing the right ketubah, it makes perfect sense for your ketubah to be an inspiration for other elements of your wedding, or your life! We love the idea of ketubah-inspired chuppah designs! It may take some creativity, but the results can be magical! Here are 6 examples we’re loving:
#1 - Nature-Inspired Trees & Branches
Ideal for an outdoor wedding or green celebration, nature can inspire your event by serving as your decor. The tree of life is full of meaningful symbolism, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding details. READ MORE ......